header

header

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sets of Twins and a Cat Family Update


I was noticing that there are a few sets of twins in these two litters of cats.
Either in pattern or in color!


Tiger and Marmalade (boys).


Whiskers (girl) and Mustache (boy).


Socks and Charcoal (boys)
Notice how talented Socks is?  He can play with a fish in his mouth
and a mouse with his tail all at the same time! ha.


and newly named Oreo (girl) and Domino (boy).


that leaves Grey!

She's a combination of all of them, I guess!



We've had some major drama with the tomcat who I believe is the dad of all these kittens.
He has turned violent and attacks the them! Mustache and Marmalade have almost lost their tails! I'm not exaggerating! Yes, actual bloodshed, wounds and terror!! It's been awful! He's not just being a pest. He's hurting them!  He crawls through our fence and they all run for cover!  Mustache ran for his life and was gone 8 days.  He returned last night skinny and starving.  We thought he was dead! He had just eaten and that tomcat came into the yard and made a beeline straight for Mustache.  So Mustache ran off again and hasn't return yet.  After about a dozen attacks up on our porch he's left me no choice and I've borrowed a pellet gun and have it loaded and waiting. I've never hurt an animal in my life and you know I love them but he's left me no choice. He's out to kill and I can't let that happen. I practiced last night in the back yard and could hit a soda can in the dark, so I think I'm ready. lol.
And wouldn't you know he wasn't around all day? I swear they are all mind-readers.
  He would be wise never to return.





The mother cat of the first litter is due again any day now. 
She has begun to eat more often on my porch and I even got her
to come into the kitchen! She still wouldn't let me touch her but
I'm hopeful to be able to catch her eventually and have her spayed.
I wonder how many sets of twins will be in this next group!
Maybe some pretty tortoise-shell like she is!
Isn't she huge? I was big like that carrying my triplets.
I told her I knew just how she felt. :)



67 comments:

  1. It's a male thing, he's getting rid of his competition. That or it could be he really isn't the daddy and he knows it. Male felines are know to kill those that aren't their offspring.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm pretty sure they all belong to him through two moms. They all have his markings and not their mothers!

      Delete
    2. I have heard both those things too. He should be castrated! haha

      Delete
    3. well...if I aim that gun just right... lol...

      Delete
    4. We will call you "Sure-Shoot Betsy".

      Delete
    5. yep..he better watch out! :)

      Delete
  2. I bet the tomcat thinks your yard is "his" territory, and is trying to get rid of all the male competition.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, then he can have all the girls to himself! Oh dear.

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. they are all twins except for Grey! I guess she belongs with Tiger and Marmy, but she wasn't from that litter! lol.

      Delete
  4. I love your sets of twins! They really are cute.
    Sorry about that naughty daddy cat. He needs a trip to the ear lopper!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, he does...but we haven't had any luck with a trap and he isn't friendly. If I wait any longer, he's going to kill one...or someone told me they bite of the tails of their competition.

      Delete
  5. anuway the pictures are awesome and you know I love twins lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. they are really pretty, aren't they?

      Gloria...I got all those bottles washed and there are 680 of them! lol!

      Delete
    2. Twins or Triplets, they all know love.

      Delete
  6. omg Betsy are so much i love the magnesia bottles!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sometimes I think the cats are more funny than dogs lol

      Delete
    2. There were 9 of those magnesia bottles! All different sizes. Some were lighter blue that I've never seen before. Really pretty!

      Delete
    3. the blue bottles. are beautiful

      Delete
    4. yes...I need to put them in a sunny spot

      Delete
  7. hahaha you know where Tiger's interest lies
    With the one who flies
    They do look a lot a like indeed
    And making them bleed?
    Not even the raccoon did that
    Not a very nice cat
    Now you can ward off trespassers too
    Remind me never to sneak up on you
    Might get a pellet in the butt
    But at least you have aim at your hut
    Either way I guess they will be spayed
    For no daddy around and they can't get ummm laid..haha
    Sure in a fews days or so
    You and your twins and new kitties will top that other show
    Only need three
    And you win at your tree

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yep, you know what Tiger's looking at
      as he's inside my mat.
      Mr. Bird will yell Cheap Cheap
      again if he tries to enter in!

      I wouldn't shoot you dear Pat
      well, maybe with Taylor's nerf gun you'd go splat.
      ha.

      Only three more you say?
      The the crown will be at my bay.
      I wonder how many she'll have this time
      Hope it isn't eight or nine.
      lol.

      I need Mustache to come back
      so I can help him get his health back
      Marmy's tail is healing alright
      but he's been here for neosporin each night
      and a kiss on the head
      before he goes to bed.
      lol.

      Delete
    2. LOL the nerf might be too much the handle though
      It could hit me in the toe..haha
      I'm sure there will be a bunch
      As that is an easy hunch
      And you will win
      There at your bin
      Have fun with that
      I'll stick with Cassie and the cat

      Hopefully he comes back all safe and sound
      Marmy's tail now a little less round
      Think it will grow back into place
      Or does he now have a permanent tail disgrace

      Delete
    3. are you there now at that other lair
      with the thirteen cats and all that hair?

      No permanent damage to the tails
      just a 3 inch section with gashes and no hair
      really bad down to the bone.
      to see it would make you groan.

      Be nice to me
      or I'll send you a box of kitties
      even send it C.O.D.
      lol.

      Delete
    4. No not at the other lair
      Just here with my pair
      And that be twelve at the other place
      Unless you count the weiner pooch in that 13th space..haha

      He does deserve a good shot for that
      What a mean cat
      I'll mark return to sender on it
      And you'll have them back in a bit

      LOL chicken nuggets can sing
      I never knew such a thing

      Delete
    5. We'd only wear nugget custumes for you
      and we hope your wishes come true! :)

      Delete
  8. The cats are all so cute and there does seem to be a twin streak running through them!. Sounds like the Dad cat is dangerous. It would be hard to use that pellet gun, but you do what you have to do!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know..I couldn't sleep last night thinking I might use it today. It would be hard, but I would do it if he was killing a kitten. Geesh!

      Delete
  9. Ive heard of male cats doing this, I guess their real animal instincts come out sometimes, when the kitten reach maturity the older males do feel threatened, scary for you and the kittens, hard to imagine your own father turning on you but I think its common.Hopefully he'll hit the road and leave them alone, your mama cat thats due looks just like one I had, she was a great mama, she had three litters a year.My poor parents were constantly finding home for kittens and we lived on a farm! Even farms can only handle so many, back then one didn't take barn cats in to be spayed thankgoodnes we do now.Good luck on your hunt

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This one is such a good mama, too. It was fun last spring watching her care for the kittens. I loved the front row seat I had to her nursing and washing them, she taught them how to hunt, etc. She nursed them for about 6 months! And she tucked them under our steps at night (just a small place to get in so was really safe) and she slept on top of the step. So clever.

      Delete
    2. Love this story about Mama Cat!

      Delete
    3. Oh Christine...she was SUCH a good mom...and completely wild. I remember one time watching out the window as she climbed high in a tree. The kittens surrounded the trunk and looked up watching. Minutes later she climbed down with a birds egg in her mouth! She was so resourceful! The only bad thing was that she taught them to be wary of us, which made it harder to befriend them. But we eventually won them over and they never left.

      Delete
  10. Betsy, you're a magnet for multiples! They're such pretty kittens. I hope you never see the tomcat again. As for Mama kitty... I wonder if she's expecting you to adopt this litter...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know I am! ha. I asked mama kitty just that question today. I also asked her how many were coming. lol.

      Delete
  11. Betsy to Tomcat: You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?

    Go ahead, make my day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm going to practice my Dirty Harry voice. :)

      Delete
    2. Ha Ha Ha .... this is funny!

      Delete
  12. Oh...Betsy...
    I would not want to be you and the Tom cat troubles.
    But...if he is being a wicked boy...he must be punished.
    Nice photos of all "your" kitties. 8~)
    680 bottles...wow thats alot of glass! Keep us posted.
    Take care,
    Nancy
    P.S. my girls have their toes painted. I have to decide on how to do mine.8~)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nancy ~ I finally finished washing all those bottles. Ugh. haha. Now the fun begins of seeing if I have any that are worth something! At less than a penny each, at least I know I can make some money!

      I painted my toenails yesterday. Fun, fun!

      Delete
  13. These pictures are really cute. I have something for cats, they are so interesting!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Gina! Thanks for the visit. Cats are so fun...so much personality!

      Delete
  14. Hi Betsy .. gosh what a life .. those put-cats look just beautiful - Oreo looks exquisite. But honestly I can understand your dilemma - and Mr Tom Cat sounds rather dominating and cruel to me .. I hope Moustache will turn up ... All the very best Hilary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hilary, Oreo is a beautiful cat...and so girly. I love her feminine face. Have never touched her, though. She is very shy.

      I'm worried about Mustache but was so glad to see he was still living!

      Delete
  15. They are all so adorable, Betsy! I know how much you love animals. I'd feel the same way. But you have to do what you have to do to protect those beautiful babies (that are really getting quite big)! Good luck to you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep...and at this point, I really just want to get it overwith!

      Delete
  16. oh dang, betsy's packing heat...and that mama instinct has taken over....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's right! haha Don't mess with Dr. DoLittle's crew
      or she'll pull out a gun and shoot you! lol.
      Did you like Domino's name? Thanks for the idea. :)

      Delete
  17. Oh my goodness! These are really beautiful cats to be sure. Have you tried trapping the male...probably much too hard and if you are lucky, you'll end up like we did with a skunk instead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. he won't go for the trap! A skunk? Oh dear. Bet he was mad! lol.

      Delete
  18. Betsy I dont remember if I told you I post a recipe yesterday, of course when you have time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh good...I'll come and see! I've been so busy this last week and worked an auction today. I owe everyone a visit!

      Delete
  19. HI Betsy...
    Sorry to hear about the Cat Bully. It's got to be difficult to be preparing to shoot him with a pellet gun, but you are right...it's gotta be done.

    Maybe you can find a cat DART GUN with the tip of dart dipped in a nice Kitty Calming Cocktail of some sort...a Feline type of Thorazine maybe ??? lololol

    Oh well.

    Hope it works out for you.

    Meanwhile... let us know when Momma Cat has those babies.
    I am eager to see photo's of them.

    In Him
    Grace

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that dart gun sounds like something Cupid should carry! lol.

      Delete
  20. Great shots, as always. Those "kittens" are getting so freakin' big!

    I'm against cruelty to animals, too, but this is a case of protecting many by going after the mean ol' s.o.b.! Do whatcha gotta do, doll! Run 'im over with your SUV if you gotta!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He was leaving our yard when I left for the auction this morning. If he'd been in the road I would have thought of you! lol.

      Delete
  21. You must know I thought of Harry when I read about socks and how talented he is...remember the knife and Harry's feet!
    Betsy, I don't blame you one bit about shooting that mean tomcat. I am like you, I could never hurt an animal...but he is more than a pest. He is a terror. He needs to be locked up.
    OOH It upsets me. (Socks looks just like our little Miss Indianapolis that we had to put to sleep last May).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Kim, it is so funny.. We named sock because of his hind legs, of course, but he has developed quite a foot fetish! Well, only my feet to be exact. He attacks and pulls on my socks and if I'm barefoot, he licks my toes! lol. What a cutie.

      Yes, I'm SO upset about this dad. I've yelled and tried to whack him with a broom but that only lasts an hour of so. We need a permanent solution.

      Delete
  22. Those kitties are so adorable.I really like the last photo.

    Betsy where I live they have an animal officer.He drives around and he picks up mean dogs, stray cats too.I guess you dont have one there,he could trap that mean male cat and take him.Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No animal officers here. I remember a time when you could call animal control for stuff like that but no more. They will lend you a trap..which I already have..but you're on your own after that.

      Delete
  23. Oops by the way I grabbed your Easter Lambs recipe.Those cookies look yummy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oooh...they are good! Have fun baking them! :)

      Delete
  24. My favorite is Grey. What a gorgeous cat. And sad to say, but I agree with PaPa better stay away or get what's coming to him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do think Grey Girl is just lovely. Her eyes are amazing. I love the color grey anyway and she has such perfect markings.
      She's so shy, though...she will come in the house but you can't look at her much less touch her! In time... ha.

      Delete
  25. Wow. what a hair raising ruckus that Daddy cat is causing. I had no idea that cats can act this way! Does the vet have any suggestions for you? I can't wait to hear the next part of this saga but I worry about those babies due soon. Will that naughty cat go after them?

    ReplyDelete
  26. Betsy, did you get him yet?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No! I did take a shot at him tonight, though. He was after little Oreo Girl! I was too far away. Soon, though...very soon! lol.

      Delete
  27. Can't believe I am saying this, but I will cheer when you get him!

    ReplyDelete

I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!
And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!